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(via Laure Quinliven's Press Release)
On Friday, August 8, 2013 a new sculpture, ‘Shark Girl at the Ohio River”, was unveiled by Casey Riordan Millard. She created the life-sized girl with a shark head seated on a stone bench, through her 2012 Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship.
Fellow artists and admirers joined Milliard at a reception at the riverfront, where she explained how she created the work. It will remain at Sawyer Point through November.
“I could not have created this work without the CAAF award that allowed me to hire experts to help me work with fiberglass,” said Millard. “This was a new medium for me, and it was similar to building a car.”
Riordan was one of seven Cincinnati artists who received $6000 from the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship (CAAF) in 2012. Applications for the 2013 CAAF will be accepted in October and they are open to any Cincinnati artist from any discipline.
“I love Casey’s creation and it’s fun to see people in the park who can’t resist getting their photos taken with Shark Girl,” says Council Member Laure Quinlivan.
Council Member Laure Quinlivan, Chair of the Strategic Growth Committee, created the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship. The Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee selects awardees. CAAF is administrated by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.